Wednesday, November 9, 2011

FLASHBACK: Master bedroom before and after

You probably all have seen what our current master  bedroom looks like, but before that the bedroom looked like this...

Orange Madness - literally!

As you can see, this room was not cut out to be a "dream" room. The color alone can "wake you" up all the time! Bright colors should be reserved for kids rooms (in my opinion). The blinds are all destroyed by the former owners dogs, all chewed out!

Not better
You can see the Swamp, i mean, swimming pool outside from this angle...


one more time
So one weekend, this is what I did...

chaos!

Using FROG TAPE, and BHER paint, I repainted over the orange. I changed the blinds (C/o Lowe's Bali blinds). Originally, I wanted plantation shutters, but my God, the cost would be too outrageously expensive that I opted for this cheaper but nice version of blinds.


accent wall


I added these two columns on both side of the bed to add some interest. Again, with just the use of frog tape. 

Tada!
I added curtains from JCPenny and like the neutral stripes to give the window area a little "oomph". The wall color changes from light blue to light green to bluish-grey depending on the time of day. All very soothing and relaxing colors for a good nights sleep.

Wanna sleep now....
I think the wall treatment was just the right touch of accent for this area. I didn't want it to look too busy, I want calm but not drab. The beddings are from TJ maxx ($25) as well as the fleece blanket. The throw pillows are from Target ($8/each) and the neck roll ($5) is from Burlington coat factory - all on clearance! The Floor lamp ($49) is from Big Lots and the lamp shade is from Home depot. Art work ($39)from TJMaxx as well.

Latest look

And of course this is what you recently just saw on my latest update.  The lamp on Gerson's side was an antique store find at $8 - it is soooo beautiful, with a Jonathan Adler-feel to it once you see it upclose it's made up of brass and wood, a real score! The shade was mine, bought years ago from "Land of Nod Outlet " (yup, the Childrens store by Crate and barrel) for $5. The recliner (which I just changed by the way - my Xmas gift to my hubby) was a hand-me-down from a friend. The rug is from Dwell Studio, which along with the throw are the most expensive stuff in this room but I think totally worth every penny.


There you have it, a breakdown and lowdown on our room. 

Again, it's all about waiting, being patient and finding the right price for things. Easily changeable stuff need not be expensive (E.g. pillows, art, bedding etc.) but you can buy a little bit of luxuries here and there. Whatever makes you happy and you like to look at all the time, buy it. 

Have a great day!!!!

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32 comments:

  1. A very lovely transformation. Love the rug and your curtains, very pretty

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  2. How beautiful! I just love how everything flows so well together! You did an awesome job.

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  3. What is the name of the pale blue paint? I love the color!

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    1. I forgot - my paints are all in the garage, but I will let you know as soon as I find the can. Thanks!

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    2. The paint is called RHINO from Behr. I got it in an eggshell finish. Sorry it took so long for me to answer, I totally forgot that someone asked about the paint color. :-)

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  4. I love the final product. The rug, the window treatments, the colors....everything looks amazing!

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  5. Your room is beautiful! The green and brown look fantastic together and the blue grounds everything together so nicely ... I would so love to have that for my bedroom.

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    1. thanks Ruthie! Actually the bedroom looks more bluish than green depending on the time of day, but either way, I love the soothing and calming color it gives off the room.

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  6. Just found this and thought the room was a drawing at first, you did such a beautiful job. What inspiration!!

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    1. Thanks! Coming from someone like you with great taste - that is a real great compliment for me! :-)

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  7. Awesome! Unbelievable change, I love it!

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  8. Did you restain the floor? It looks as if it's darker. Then again, with new wall paint colors, the floor takes on a different look. Fabulous "after" room!

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    1. We did Connie, the house was foreclosed and the wooden floors were buckling, so we we had them resanded and re-stained. Thank you !

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  9. Nice job, a lot brighter feel. Love the rug!!! Can I ask where did u get rug and does your be have storage in it. If so I'd like to know where you got that as well if you don't mind. I did my sisters something like that on your wall with blue candlelightaint by Ralph Lauren and it shimmers lightly when sun or candle hits it. My brother in law has plantation shutters, it's worth them. Its on my long list lol. Better to redo floors first they look beautiful.

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    1. Thanks! The rug is from Dwellstudio.com., the bedroom set is from Magnussen company, I bought them at a local furniture store in our area but you can check out the website at magnussen.com.

      I did plan on putting plantation shutters in the room, but they were way too expensive, so I opted for these bali blinds from Lowes. Hope this helps and good luck with redo!

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    2. sorry, i forgot, the bed does come with storage at the end.

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  10. Looks great. I love the colors and that rug!

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    1. thanks andrea! Just saw your blog too - very "bad" for me, lots of cool ideas! :-)

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  11. Where did you get the green blanket? Was that a TJ Maxx find as well?

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  12. Love all of them. Big Lots is a surprise. I'll have to check them out. Thanks for the inspiration

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    1. thanks a bunch Jackie! yeah, i go anywhere a bargain can be had, I think the price really doesn't matter as long as it looks good to YOU! :-) Thanks for visiting! :-)

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  13. I love the transformation, and how you keep changing it! You're a woman after my own heart! I do this CONSTANTLY!!
    You're windows are beautifully done, and love the wall treatment, the rug, just everything!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  14. Wow, so pretty. I love the vertical stripes for the accent wall.

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  15. your bedroom is beautiful!! love the rug and the bedding. looks so nice.

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  16. I'm speechless, great makeover. I absolutely love the vertical column stripes. It broke up the wall just perfectly I think. EVERYTHING is gorgeous :)

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  17. This room is GORGEOUS. I love how you layered so many different textured and patterns, and painting around the headboard is brilliant! Our master bedroom is set up very similar to yours, and I love what you've done in here. Great ideas!

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  18. I know I am a little late posting, but I just found your blog via Thrifty Décor Chick.

    All I gotta say/ask? - will you come re-do my master bedroom?

    You did a fantastic job. Just beautiful.

    Marilyn C.

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